MetroPCS debuts Visual Voice Mail

MetroPCS LogoThere’s no denying that visual voicemail has been a boon for those who love to listen to messages without the ache of putting the phone up to the ear. It also simplifies the task of archiving messages and eliminates the requirement to remember numbers or addresses from memory. In line with this, MetroPCS has now released Visual Voice Mail and Visual Voice Mail Plus services to select MetroPCS devices.

This unlimited, no annual contract, flat-rate wireless service enables subscribers to manage voice mails directly on their mobile screen just like SMS, MMS or email messages. Through the Visual Voice Mail service, users can choose to listen to messages with one click or browse voice messages visually. While doing so, they can also view the contact’s profile picture.

“MetroPCS is committed to providing our subscribers with innovative mobile services that ensure the best possible experience and allow them to have it all – phones, services and features. Launching the Visual Voice Mail service on MetroPCS devices was a natural next step to provide additional value to our service plans and features that are already the best value in the wireless industry,” added Roger D. Linquist, president, CEO and chairman of MetroPCS.

The other service dubbed Visual Voice Mail Plus touts to deliver text transcriptions of voice messages on the screen. With the assistance of the Visual Voice Mail service, subscribes can respond back to voice messages via call back, SMS, MMS and/or email, even in areas where audio playback is inconvenient.

The Visual Voice Mail by MetroPCS is available on plans starting at $45 for non-4G handsets and $50 for 4G handsets, while Visual Voice Mail Plus is an additional $5 on each plan. Visual Voice Mail can be enjoyed by those owning the Samsung Galaxy Indulge, the LG Optimus M, the Huawei Ascend or the Huawei Ascend Sanctioned by TapouT. Support for Blackberry 8530 and BREW-based devices is claimed to be coming soon.